|Birth: ||May 13, 1910|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2000|
From the February 25, 2000, edition of The Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA)
DeWITT, Iowa -- Helen Alice Timmerman, 89, a resident of WestWing Home, DeWitt, since October of 1992, formerly of Davenport, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, following surgery at Trinity Medical Center-North Campus, Davenport.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Chambers and Sass Funeral Home, Eldridge. Visitation is 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.
Helen Alice Smith married Merle Albert Timmerman on Aug. 28, 1934, in Davenport. He preceded her in death in March of 1988. She was born May 13, 1910, in Dysart, Iowa, one of four children of Leroy and Raychel (Tyson) Smith. Mr. Smith's family farmed their entire lives, Helen was the last surviving sibling of the fourth generation of the Smith family that farmed in east central Iowa. She was the eldest of the four children and was preceded in death by her sisters, Naideen Lamprecht and Shirley Merchant; and her brother, Noel.
This prepared her well for her years of dedicated love to her family and service to her husband, whose infirmities kept her devoted in later years until his death and her subsequent strokes forced her to move to structured nursing care. She will be missed for her unstinting devotion to her chosen vocation and her unceasing love for her family members. Until her move to WestWing, she showed increasing devotion to the protection of stray cats.
She was a homemaker her entire life and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Bonnie Timmerman, Eldridge; her son, David Timmerman, Silvis, Ill.; her grandchildren, Stacey Timmerman, Naperville, Ill., Darcey Timmerman, Philadelphia, Cindy Bowman and her husband, Dick, McCausland, and Jo Ann Verkler and her husband, Rick, Davenport; and her great-grandchildren, Michael, Justin and Andy Bowman, and Melissa and Stephanie Verkler.
In addition to her husband, sisters and brother, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Bess Timmerman.
Merle A. Timmerman (1910 - 1988)
Davenport Memorial Park
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